In a world where video games are becoming increasingly serious business, we would like to point out an exception. Observing the recent trend of every second game seeking crowdfunding, Nintendo has opened up a system of its own: “Crowdfarter”, to promote the launch of Nintendo Direct & Wario.
It’s me, Wario, charming leader of WarioWare, Inc., and creator of the best Wii U game ever! GAME & WARIO is an action-platform-sketching-puzzle-shooting-design-rhythm-sports game, and it is so amazing that I want to share it with the world! THE WORLD, I SAY! WAHAHAHAHA! But to do that, I need you to support my Crowdfarter campaign. Just pull my finger…
Rather than cold, hard cash, the Crowdfarter website wants you to pledge tweets and Facebook likes, which will be converted into coins. There are even stretch goals – 5 Bajillion coins will get every pledger an exclusive digital badge that reads “I CROWDFARTED”. 100 Katrillion coins will unlock a brand new Nintendo Direct & Wario trailer!
The game itself – in Wario’s own words – is AMAZING (all caps). There’s a whole stack of minigames – more than 15 – thrown into the collection, and each one uses the Wii U gamepad.
Wario names Pirates as one of his favourites:
In Pirates, I got a bunch of my pirate minions to attack your ship with suction-cup arrows. Try to block the arrows if you can. You have to do it while keeping time to the music. Why? Because I felt like it! WAHAHAHA!
Nintendo Direct & Wario will hit the Wii U – exclusively – on June 23 in North America and June 28th in Europe.